We're Hiring
Aug
25
to Nov 14

We're Hiring

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At Oakwood, we have a passion for God and compassion for people. We are looking for biblically grounded individuals to add to our team. We strive to be team-minded and unified throughout all of our ministries for the glory of God. We are a growing church with a great family of servant leaders.  Click below to learn more about our current employment opportunities.

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Oakwood Church Mobile APP
Sep
5
to Oct 31

Oakwood Church Mobile APP

Now available for download to your smart device! The Oakwood Church Mobile APP. This free, convenient APP is a great way for you to connect at Oakwood. Watch the video to learn more about the APP.

Why another APP?

  1. Give instantly

  2. Register for events

  3. Find a Life Group or Bible Study Group

  4. Update your contact information

  5. Prepare your kid’s check-ins

How to Get the APP

  1. Go to the APP Store on your mobile device.

  2. Search "Church Center APP" Planning Center.

  3. Click "Install"

  4. Click "Get Started"

  5. Click "Use My Location" or manually enter Oakwood Community Church, Waconia MN

  6. Once you've found us, Click "This is My Church"

  7. Follow the prompts to log in.

 
 
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Bible Study Fellowship
Sep
17
to May 12

Bible Study Fellowship

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All are welcome to join BSF on Tuesday’s at Oakwood, free of charge. Whether you have never studied the Bible or have been reading it for years, you can join us each week. As a class member, you will spend time in personal study of the Scriptures each week. You will join other women in a small-group discussion of the lesson and learn from a teaching leader how the truths of Scripture can be applied to daily life. You will leave class with comprehensive lesson notes, which teach further on the passage you studied, and lesson questions for the following week.

Women's Classes - registration required

Women today face a multitude of challenges. Many are overworked and in need of spiritual rest. Others struggle with insecurity, broken relationships, guilt and loneliness. Countless women have found peace, comfort, hope, security and answers to life's big questions as they uncover the truth of God in the Bible.

School Program (ages 6-17 years) - registration required

Taught by loving, well-trained and background checked leaders in a secure environment, this structured, engaging experience challenges students to discover what Scripture means and how they can apply it to their lives.

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Life Group Registration
Oct
1
to Oct 28

Life Group Registration

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Did you know you’re designed to live in community? You can face life with the kind of love and support God has in mind for you. Now is the perfect time to find a Life Group that fits your schedule and season of life. Life Groups are designed to help you experience the Gospel together helping you to Grow in your faith, Care for one another and Share Jesus with the world.

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Operation Christmas Child
Oct
6
to Nov 17

Operation Christmas Child

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Sunday, Nov. 17 at 12:00 pm - Last Day to Drop Off at Oakwood

Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Boxes and brochures are available in the Commons for pick up. Don’t forget to include your $9 donation to cover shipping.

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Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive
Oct
13
to Nov 3

Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Oakwood is partnering with the Mackenthun’s Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive to support those in need. Last year 22,060 pounds of food and over $7,790 was collected for the Waconia United, SW Carver (NYA) and Watertown Friends for Life food shelves. This donation comes at a crucial time when food shelves are preparing for the holiday season. Drop off items in the Commons through November 3.

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What Will Jesus Do? -  Men's Study
Oct
19
7:00 AM07:00

What Will Jesus Do? - Men's Study

Men are invited to join this 16-week study by Pete Briscoe. In this series from the Gospel of Luke, Pete reminds us of a simple truth: The Christian life is not about imitating Jesus. The Christian life is about the indwelling Jesus. So the question is not, "What would Jesus do?" But, "What will Jesus do?" More pointedly, what will Jesus do in you if you let go and rely on Him completely?

Each session starts with a video segment about 36 - 40 minutes long and then 45 minutes or so of discussion and prayer. Questions: sazdoff@gmail.com

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Financial Peace University
Oct
21
to Dec 16

Financial Peace University

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Did you know that 89% of the people in a typical American congregation don’t have a financial safety net? Shocked? I was too. But there’s HOPE! And that hope is Financial Peace University.

FPU is a nine-lesson course taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. With FPU, you will learn step by step how to handle money using biblical wisdom and common sense. Through life-changing videos, online tools and resources, and group accountability, you will learn how to create and stick to a budget, save for emergencies, pay off debt, and plan for the future.

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Marriage & Relationship Conference
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Marriage & Relationship Conference

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Friday October 25 from 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Saturday, October 26 from 8:45 am - 2:00 pm (with Continental Breakfast)

Cost: $15/person or $25/per couple, Free childcare (registration required)

This 2-day marriage and relationship conference is designed to help hurting couples and singles, encouraging those doing well to do better, and equipping those doing amazing to serve others. “Mingling of Souls” will help you to know God's good design for love, marriage, sex & redemption. Free childcare provided, please register your child.

“God’s plan is for a man and a woman in the bond of the marriage covenant to have their souls – not just their bodies – become one.”

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Child Dedication
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Child Dedication

Sign up by October 20

A Child Dedication service is an opportunity for parents to publicly declare their intent to raise their child in a way that honors God and also give the child the opportunity to eventually have a personal relationship with Jesus. In many ways a "child dedication" service is truly a "parent dedication" service, as parents publicly declare to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his/her own personal confession of Christ.

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Every Man A Warrior Study
Oct
15
6:15 AM06:15

Every Man A Warrior Study

Men are crying out for answers on "how to make life work!" A solution lies in the skill of applying God's truth into one's daily life. Every Man A Warrior is a discipleship Bible study that “Helps Men Succeed in Life.” It deals with the battles that men fight every day and how God has solutions. It teaches men how to apply Biblical truth in the areas of: Money, Marriage, Raising Children, Sex, Work, Hard Times and How to Make Your Life Count. This 27 lesson study will encourage you to grow as a disciple, husband, father and a spiritual leader. Books are provided with an optional donation.

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Alien Game Night
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Alien Game Night

$7.00/student: includes a door raffle ticket, 2 slices of pizza and a pop. (guests are free)

Alien Game Night - the best game on the planet! This fast paces game is like “hide and go seek” on steroids with black lights and glow sticks. We will play many rounds and then hangout after. Invite your friends! A $35 gift card for Caribou will be given to the person who brings the most friends.

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All Church Potluck
Sep
29
11:45 AM11:45

All Church Potluck

All are invited to join us for a potluck lunch. It’s been a busy summer and the fall is a great time to reconnect with your Oakwood family and meet some new friends. No need to register just bring a dish to share, hot or cold, dessert or lo-cal - it's a potluck so anything goes! There is limited fridge space so please bring your food in a cooler if you need to keep it cold during worship. Drinks, plates and utensils will be provided. Questions or if you'd like to help set up/clean up: debniebuhr@yahoo.com

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Bibles for 1st Graders
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Bibles for 1st Graders

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18

Oakwood would like to give a children’s Bible to all first grade kids during worship. If you’d like your child to receive their first Bible, please register them below. Be sure to tell us which service you'll be attending.

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Kids Barnyard Bash
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

Kids Barnyard Bash

Dave and Linda Grandy will be opening their farm in Waconia to all Oakwood Kids and their families. There will be tractor pull rides, a zip line, a playground and animals. Come for an afternoon of fun exploring and playing at this unique farm. Snacks provided. We are asking for $5 per family suggested donation to gift to our hosts. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.

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Oakwood Kids Church
Sep
15
to Sep 29

Oakwood Kids Church

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Kids 4 years through grade 5 are invited to attend our new Kids Church program during the 2nd Worship Service. This interactive, fun class will teach the Truth of God’s Word. Kids will join their families in the Worship Center for worship songs and will be dismissed to room 118 during the announcements. Parents should check-in their kids before worship begins and pick up after service ends.

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Women's Scavenger Hunt
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Scavenger Hunt

Ladies, join us at the Gazebo in Waconia City Square Park for a different kind of scavenger hunt. We will be using scriptures as clues to find destinations around town. Snacks and beverages are provided. Plan on wearing comfy shoes and invite a friend. Please register to let us know you’re coming.

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Women's Summer Study
Jul
29
to Aug 5

Women's Summer Study

  • Picnic tables, City Square Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This summer, stay connected with the woman of Oakwood while learning more about God himself. Over 10 sessions, we will discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Purchase your own book at God of Covenant Bible Study and join us at the picnic tables at City Square Park in Waconia.

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Child Dedication
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Child Dedication

A Child Dedication service is an opportunity for parents to publicly declare their intent to raise their child in a way that honors God and also give the child the opportunity to eventually have a personal relationship with Jesus. In many ways a "child dedication" service is truly a "parent dedication" service, as parents publicly declare to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his own personal confession of Christ.

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Debt Reduction Beef Auction
Jul
21
to Aug 11

Debt Reduction Beef Auction

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All bids will be taken at the auction table in the Commons. Bids open at 9am on Sunday July 21 & close at 3pm on Sunday August 11.

1/8 Beef will give you…
4    T-bone Steaks
4-5    Rib Steak or Ribeye Steaks
3-4    Sirloin Steak
4    Round Steak
5-6    Roasts (5 types)
2 pkg.    Stew Meat
2 pkg.    Ribs
20-25 pkg.     Ground Beef (1lb. packages)
2 pkg.    Soup Bones
2 pkg.    Liver

  • Family farm raised with no hormones.

  • Non GMO grain and corn fed.

  • Hamburger (ground beef) is usually 85% lean.

  • 1/8 beef will generally fit into a standard refrigerator freezer.

  • Beef will need to be picked up.

  • Donated by Joe & Luann Neaton

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Summer Blast: Roar! VBS
Jul
15
to Jul 18

Summer Blast: Roar! VBS

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Kids, age 3 years to entering 6th Grade, are invited to Summer Blast at Oakwood. This year's Summer Blast theme is Roar!: Life is wild, God is good.

At Roar, kids discover that God is good even when life gets wild! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats, and experience one-of-a-kind Wild Bible Adventures to remind them of God’s love. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them. Each day concludes with the Safari Celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 7:45 pm.

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Baptism & Picnic
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Baptism & Picnic

Join us at Lake Waconia Regional Park for our annual Believers Baptism and Picnic. Baptisms will begin at noon with a picnic lunch to follow. Grilled hot dogs, chips, dessert and water provided. Bring a chair and plan to pay for parking.

Believer’s Baptism is an act of outward obedience to Jesus after making a personal commitment to follow Jesus. If you or someone you know want to be Baptized or just learn more about Believer’s Baptism, submit a Baptism Interest Form by July 7.

Are you available to help set up/ serve at the picnic? Click below to see the needs list.

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Empty Nesters' Juicy Lucy Cookout
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Empty Nesters' Juicy Lucy Cookout

Join us the 2nd Friday in July at the home of Tom and Holly Weiss in Watertown for a Juicy Lucy Cookout. Burgers are provided. Please sign up for side dishes/salads, condiments, water, lemonade, dessert, paper plates and napkins and silverware.

Locations directions or questions: mnrebel@frontiernet.net

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Summer Blast Supplies Needed
Jul
11
6:00 AM06:00

Summer Blast Supplies Needed

Summer Blast is in need of some key supplies. Please use this link to purchase snacks and other supplies.

Other items that we could use for projects at Summer Blast are listed below. Drop off these items at the office in a bag labeled “Summer Blast”. Look back for updates to this list.

  • plastic bottle caps from pop bottles

  • green tissue paper

  • green poster board (all shades)

Clearly label items with your name if you want them returned to you.

  • African print items, fabric, rug

  • animal print fabric, curtains, blankets

  • wooden buckets

  • cast iron kettle used on a campfire (will not actually be used on fire)

  • firewood

  • thatch/bamboo fencing

  • safari hats, clothes/vest

  • binoculars

  • greenery, fake plants

  • beanie baby frogs, rainforest bugs, etc.

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